10-Week Climate Literacy Programme for Schools
Education for Sustainability (ESD) is a rapid call to action, designed to achieve rapid environmental change at all levels of society. In Ireland, climate education is a necessity, in turning the tide on how we see and deal with climate change.
Forty percent of the world’s population are under the age of 24, therefore, it is imperative that young people are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to deal with the current environmental crisis that we are facing. This ESD programme can bring change and engagement to issues that are critical to moving forward towards a healthy and safe environment by developing local responses to global challenges, actively engaging in resilience initiatives in the school and local community.
How it Works
We have packaged our 10-week climate literacy course to include teacher training, resources, lesson plans and a student workbook. The topics covered are climate change, sustainable development, climate justice, plastic pollution, fast fashion, sustainable transport, biodiversity loss, food, soil and taking action. The class time recommended to run the course is for a double class once a week for 10 weeks. The classes are informative, fun, and engaging with the objective of joining the dots for the students between what they do and consume in their daily lives to the problems and solutions incurred with the environmental crisis.
My school workshops focus on sustainable development related issues such as biodiversity, resource and energy use, as well as Community Development, Sustainable Enterprises and ECO Health and Well Being.